artist statement


Nadia Perrotta works mostly, with film, installation and creative writing. The meta-narrative underlies beneath a more focused local narrative where she chooses community involvement for the creation of collective works of art.
Nadia’s work examines the link between the landscape’s reality and the people who are embedded and absorbed in it. Through a genuine and “in situ” research, the artist is often involved in the daily routine and activities of a community. What she defines as an “anti-imperialistic” approach, can be intended as a performative approach, therefore artistic expression, to the process of research.
By merging several seemingly incompatible worlds into one universe, she uses a visual vocabulary that addresses many different social and political issues. The work incorporates time as well as space, a fictional and at the same time experiential universe that emerges gradually into different layers. Nadia’s artworks are often collected, altered and then owned or given away. Through this process the artist creates juxtapositions of material for memory and projection. By applying a poetic and often metaphorical language, she absorbs the traditional topics of art and memory into daily practice as a revival of a past tradition filtered by personal experience.

Her works are framed through social and political references. A constant and focal problematic is the utopia or the dream of the annulment of a globalised identity and the recognition of one self as individual. Through the act of exploration of a place, as an act of meditation, she investigates the dynamics of landscape, including the effects of its manipulation and the limits of spectacle based on our assumptions of what landscape means to us.

Rather than presenting a factual reality, an illusion is fabricated to conjure the realms of our imagination. Her works establish a link between the landscape’s reality and that imagined by its conceiver. These works focus on concrete questions that determine our existence.